Brainy Gourmet

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Beet Roots ~ Good for the Heart



 3 Reasons to eat beets!














1. Red beets have been proven to be a source rich in essential vitamins like vitamin C. Vitamin C is widely known as a potent combatant against the common cold. Vitamin C also guards against nasty diseases like scurvy, which will occur if you are vitamin C deficient. Scurvy manifests itself physically through spongy gums, spots on your skin, and even bleeding from your mucous membranes.

















2. Red beets are a rich source of betaine which is vital to good cardiovascular health. Betaine's purpose is to lessen your body’s concentration of homocysteine, a substance which is hurtful to your blood vessels in the sense that it can contribute to peripheral vascular disease, stroke and heart disease.



3. Red beets can be made into beetroot juice which has been actually shown to reduce high blood pressure, a godsend for people with hypertension and those looking to avoid cardiovascular dilemmas.

* http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/3-reasons-you-should-be-eating-red-beets.html


 
This past Labor Day weekend, I made a heaping helping of washed, peeled, cooked, cooled and then shredded as in grated red beets which I drenched in delicious virgin olive oil, and sprinkled with parsley, a super healthy side dish to any meal. 

~ That's being brainy.  


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